Here is the Khaleej Times of Dubai. Dated 24 Dec. 2016. There is an ad for housemaids. Malaysian women are encouraged to apply to work as housemaids in Dubai. For a Pakistani family. Times are changing. And they are changing fast.
The problem is even the cerdik pandai do not know what to do.
In the meantime, the Ringgit has touched RM4.50 to the US Dollar. So whoever works as a housemaid in Dubai can send back more Ringgits to Malaysia.
“Kita boleh kaya nanti. Fuiyyo !” So said Jamban.
Ok here is an angry poster that is going around.
I just got confirmation that the “previous owner” of the franchise sold out some years ago. I believe the local franchise has now been bought over by some arabs.
There has been some controversy recently after it became known that McD’s now will not allow non Muslims to bring “non-halal” birthday cakes for your kid’s birthday party at their premises. The non Muslims have complained that ‘halal’ should only be applied for food and not for premises.
So if a Chinese family wishes to celebrate their child’s birthday at McD, they should first get their cake x-rayed in case there is a pound of ham or pork sitting inside the cake. We have heard of chocolate cake, cheese cake and blackforest cake. Has anyone heard of babi cake?
Hmm . . . I see a lot of other possibilities here.
What if a non Muslim mother brings a baby to McDs and then feeds the baby from a milk bottle? Does the milk have to be halal certified too? I mean, why stop at just the birthday cake?
What if someone brings M&Ms which they bought in Singapore to the birthday party which has no halal certificate? Kena X-ray also ke?
What if sales slow down ? No big deal?
Can always apply for housemaid’s job in Dubai. Earn “duit besar” because Ringgit sudah jatuh ?